1916 born in Königsberg

1935 Abitur in Königsberg / Labor Service

1937-1941 Medical studies in Königsberg / work and military service

1941-1943 study ban
Visit of the private painting school Hein König in Munich
Working student of a lighting and photo workshop in Munich

1946 friendship with Rupprecht Geiger

1946-1950 studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich with Carl Caspar

1948 friendship with Gerhard Fietz, Rolf Cavael, Willy Hempel, Brigitte Meier-Denninghoff, Fritz winter and
Willi Baumeister, with Rupprecht Geiger the founding members of the group "ZEN 49" / meeting with
John Anthony Thwaites / Design of Schwabinger pubs together with Mac Zimmermann

1950-1951 stay in Holland

1951-1953 stay in Paris, choice of "Studio 17" of his friend Stanley William Hayter as a place of work
Meeting with Hans Hartung, Serge Poliakoff and Pierre Soulages

1952 marriage with Mienske Janssen

1953 moved to Munich
Member of the "Neue Gruppe", Munich

1954 member of the Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin

1955 contact to Will Grohmann, Carl Linfert and Werner Haftmann

1957 meeting with Manfred de la Motte

1959-1981 Professor at the Hochschule der Künste, Berlin

1959 move to Berlin

1972-1973 Visiting Professor at the College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1976-1983 representative of the Federal Republic of Germany in the "International Association of Art (IAA)"

1978 Member of the Academy of Arts, Berlin and the New Darmstadt Secession, Darmstadt

1979 election as Vice President of the International Association of Art (IAA)

1980-1983 Vice President of the Academy of Arts, Berlin
Journey through Burgundy with Manfred de la Motte

1981-1983 member of the jury of the foundation Kunstfonds for the promotion of contemporary fine arts, Bonn

1983 election as Honorary President of the International Association of Art

1989-1991 work on the ceiling painting "night sky" for the Residenztheater, Munich
executed with the help of Matthias Hollefreund

1991 Foundation of the "Fred Thieler Prize for Painting" of an art prize for younger artists

1999 Died in Berlin